Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Keep supporting those pigs. As long as it's dumb protestors being assaulted who gives a shit, right?
I just calls 'em like I sees 'em.
Originally Posted by Crane's
I see a line of people sitting on the ground doing nothing special or harmful. I don't see anything that resembles a circle either. Did any of them physically grab one of these cops and hold them? No they didn't. If anyone else could step over the people who are sitting then so can the cops. If they don't want to do that then they could walk around them through the crowd like everyone else. Their sole purpose in being there was to keep things under control if things got out of hand. They aren't there to instigate or provoke a riot which is exactly what that asshole was trying to do. Again the video evidence does not support the claims of the police. I don't care how they want to spin it up or twist things around.
I feel like you can't be saying this in good faith. If you don't believe the picture, watch the video--
You can see that the cops are blocked by the protestors. You can hear them chanting "set them free," apparently referring to a couple people who were in handcuffs. The cops couldn't get them past the crowd.
I find it hard to believe the cop would be faulted if that'd happened anywhere but on a California university campus.